Remembering the Late, Great Roy Halladay

Former teammates and famous fans react to the sudden passing of the Phillies star.

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The unexpected death of former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay on Tuesday sent shockwaves throughout Philadelphia, the entire baseball community and all of those whose lives were touched by “Doc” one way or another. The 40-year-old Colorado native was killed when his single-engine light aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 10 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Many ex-teammates and famous fans took to social media to pay their respects to Halladay – both as a fierce competitor on the field and a man beloved by all off it. Here’s a sampling of reactions to Halladay’s untimely death: